10 ways to say goodbye in English

Do you always say 'goodbye' when you are leaving? Are you tired of saying 'goodbye'? 

Here are 10 English phrases and expressions you can say instead of just the plain old 'goodbye':

  1. Farewell.

    A quite formal and emotional-sounding way to say goodbye. The expression also seems very final so you probably won't use it often in daily life. 

  2. Have a good day.

    A polite way to say goodbye to someone you don’t know very well. You might say this to someone that you're not very close with such as a co-worker, cashier or casual acquaintance. 

  3. Take care.

    'Take care' can be used in professional as well as more casual situations. If you say 'take care' as you say goodbye to someone, it usually means you’re not going to see him or her for at least a week or more. You might use this in an email or written letter.

  4. Bye for now.

    A more informal way of saying goodbye to somebody when you know that you will see them again.

  5. It was nice to see you.

    A more casual way to say goodbye. It is typically used by people who don’t see each other that often. You are more likely to use it when you don’t expect to see the other person again for a while.

  6. See you next time.

    This is used when you know you will be returning to a specific place and you will see the person when you come back. When you're talking to someone on the phone, you can say 'Talk to you later' instead. 

  7. Bye! 

    'Bye' is the most common way to say goodbye in English. You can say 'Bye' to anyone you know, from your friends to your teachers. 

  8. Gotta go!

    This is used in casual situations when you want to escape the conversation quickly and you don't want to go through a longer or more sentimental goodbye.

  9. Catch you later.

    This means the same as see you later, it is just a more playful version of that expression. 

  10. I'm out of here.

    A very casual way of letting people know that you are leaving, which should only be used among friends.

There are a lot of different ways for saying the same thing in English. Try using the above expressions to change your boring 'goodbye' and turn it into something friendlier or more interesting!